UB-23 (Shen Shu)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Shenshu 肾俞

English translation:

Kidney Shu

Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra.

Classification:

Back-Shu point of the Kidney

Indications:

  • Seminal emission, irregular menses, low back pain, impotence.
  • Edema, tinnitus, deafness.
  • Enuresis, vaginal discharge, visual dizziness, blurred vision, hematuria (blood lin), lin syndrome (milky lin), nephritis, asthma, emaciation/diabetes, emaciation/xu fatigue, diarrhea, fever, knees weak/cold, cold kidneys, headache, distension of sides/abdominal pain, genital pain.
  • Facial complexion is yellowish black, alopecia, poor digestion, rumbling intestines, haemorrhoids, deficient kidneys, nephroptosis, apoplexy due to Kidneys, seizures, anemia, sequelae of infantile paralysis, quadriplegia, sciatica, lack of energy.

Functions:

Strengthens the Kidneys, tonifies Kidney Yang, nourishes Kidney Yin and Essence, strengthens Kidney's ability to grasp qi, benefits the ears and bones, strengthens the low back, resolves Dampness.

Notes:

UB 23 is one of the most effective points to tonify the Kidneys. Back-Shu points are corresponding points on the back where the Qi of the respective Zang-Fu organ is infused. If the Five Zang organs are diseased, abnormal reactions appear on the Back-Shu points. Back-Shu points have a direct therapeutic effect on the diseases of the Five Zang organs. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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